Can I Complete My Matric Online?

Yes, you have the opportunity to finish your matric studies through Distance Learning. 

The Adult Matric Distance Learning programme gives students who do not have a matric certificate the opportunity to get one. This course was designed for students who did not do matric or who failed their matric exams to still study towards a matric certificate.

One of the benefits of doing online matric is that you can choose to work and study at the same time.

Another of the online matric courses that you could choose to do is a Matric Rewrite Course.

Matric College offers a range of Matric Courses that you can do via distance learning.

Adult Matric As A Distance Learning Programme

The Adult Matric course can be studied at Bellview Institute of Distance Learning. There are no physical classes involved in Distance Learning.

All of your studies will be based via Distance Learning. You will only need to write the final matric exam at an allocated venue assigned by the DHET.

Bellview: Adult Matric Accreditation

The following accreditation details apply to Bellview’s Adult Matric course:

  • Programme: National Qualification
  • NQF level 04
  • Title of the course: Amended Senior Certificate
  • SAQA ID: 49647
  • Award achieved: Senior Certificate
  • Accredited and issued by: Umalusi

Educational bodies can offer the Adult Matric course without undergoing an accreditation process. This is because the award you will receive after successfully completing the Adult Matric course is fully accredited and issued by Umalusi.

Application Requirements For Adult Matric

You can apply for Adult Matric if:

  • You have a grade 9 or an equivalent certificate
  • You have a matric status that is incomplete (you did not pass matric or did not write matric)
  • You are at least 21 when you need to write the final examinations

How Long Does The Course Take?

You can choose to complete this course within a period of:

  • 12 months
  • 24 months
  • 36 months

You can start this programme when you are 19 years old as long as you are 21 years old when you write your matric exams.

What Does Amended Senior Certificate Mean?

The Amended Senior Certificate is an award you will receive once you complete the Adult Matric course. This qualification is on the same level as the certificate obtained through completing traditional matric.

Adult Matric Programme Compared To Traditional Matric Programme

Both qualifications are on the same level, but there are differences between the programmes:

  • You can choose in which time frame you want to complete the Adult Matric Programme
  • Adult Matric has lower pass requirements
  • Adult Matric has no face-to-face classes, so you do not get a class mark
  • There are less subjects for  you to complete during Adult Matric
  • The entry requirements are different

Benefits Of A Matric Certificate

Having a matric certificate will open many opportunities for you. Some of the benefits of having a matric certificate include:

  • A higher rate of getting accepted for an internship programme
  • Take your studies to the next level by doing a Distance Learning course
  • More career opportunities and a higher chance of employment 
  • Passing Adult Matric on a Bachelor’s Degree level means that you will meet one of the minimum requirements for university application

When choosing to further your studies via distance learning, you would be able to do any of the accredited General Management Courses offered by Bellview Institute of Distance Learning. This includes a variety of ICB.  Office Administration Courses, Bookkeeping and Accounting Courses, Business Management Courses.

ICB Courses

NATED courses, such as NATED Legal Secretary courses. NATED Management Assistant Courses, NATED Office Administration Courses,  NATED Marketing Management courses or any Secretarial Course of your choice.

NATED Courses

These are also referred to as National Diploma. They are made up of a programme that consists of three theory bases certificate courses and a final practical course which upon completion awards you a Diploma.

Here is a what you will usually find on offer under NATED courses

These qualifications are accredited, internationally recognised and will equip you with the necessary theoretical and practical knowledge to successfully manage a business. This will make you an attractive candidate for future employers, thus opening up many more future career opportunities.


Do Universities Accept The Amended Senior Certificate?

Yes, universities accept Amended Senior Certificates for applications if you passed the course on a Bachelor’s Degree level.

There are also many other application requirements you will have to meet for each specific university course. You will have to look at the entry requirements for the course you want to complete so that you choose the right subjects. The higher your marks are, the higher your chances of getting accepted are. 

Students have access to a team of Course Specialists who provide them with assistance regarding any challenges that students commonly face when studying remotely.

It can also be helpful to have a look at what to study after matric to make sure what your options are.

Apply For Adult Matric At Bellview

If you choose to study Adult Matric at Bellview, you can:

  • Speak to a course specialist
  • Give them a call on their landline (0800 39 00 27)
  • Fill in their online application form:

Author: Karla Nortier
Editor: Megan Dreyer
Date Published: December 7, 2021

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